Your Teen's Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Other Places To Get Help
|American Psychological Association|
|750 First Street NE|
|Washington, DC 20002-4242|
The American Psychological Association provides information and brochures on a number of topics, including stress, anxiety, and depression. Visit www.apa.org/helpcenter for information on the mind/body connection, family and relationships, and how therapy works.
|Family Equality Council|
|P.O. Box 206|
|Boston, MA 02133|
Family Equality Council works to ensure equality for families with gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender members. Parenting protections, adoption, health insurance reform, safe schools, and workplace equality are some of the many issues the organization works on. Its website includes news updates and resources for families.
|GLBT National Help Center|
|2261 Market Street, PMB 296|
|San Francisco, CA 94114|
|Phone:||(415) 355-0003 office|
|Phone:||1-888-843-4564 national hotline|
|Phone:||1-800-246-7743 youth talkline
The GLBT National Help Center provides free and confidential support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people and for those with questions about sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The organization offers information about GLBT issues, safer-sex info, and local resources for cities and towns across the country, as well as peer counseling for people going through a difficult time.
|Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives.American Psychiatric Association|
|Arlington, VA 22209|
This online resource is provided by the American Psychiatric Association for anyone seeking mental health information. It includes information on many common mental health concerns, including warning signs of mental disorders, treatment options, and preventive measures.
|PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)|
|1828 L Street NW|
|Washington, DC 20036|
PFLAG is a support, education, and advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families, friends, and allies. PFLAG is a nonprofit organization and is not affiliated with any religious or political institutions. On the website you can find information about local chapters, advocacy issues, and more.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 25, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference A. Evan Eyler, MD, MPH - Family Medicine, Psychiatry
Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine